Ott Quoted in GoodCall

Linda Ott
Linda Ott

Professor Linda Ott (CS) is quoted extensively in an article on GoodCall, a website on education and consumer news, in an article on what factors predict success in a career in computer science.

From Tech Today.

Recent Survey Predicts Whether You Would Do Well in Computer Science

“A high percentage of the high school women who apply to our Women in Computer Science summer workshop are involved in music, and many are very accomplished musicians.” Ott says that campus musical groups will frequently have a disproportionately high number of computing majors as compared to other majors.

“I have heard numerous stories from young women who were surprised to discover how much they enjoyed coding.” Ott says that sometimes this occurred in a required computing course, but since most K-12 students are not required to take a computer science course, it usually occurs in an informal educational setting, such as a summer math or science camp, or an after school program.

Read more at GoodCall, by Terri Williams.